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November 2016

6 Practical Steps to Learning How to Build a Startup

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Image credit:Pixabay Despite the rush in every academic institution to offer more courses on entrepreneurship, I still haven’t found it to be something you can learn in school. Of course, you can pick up the basic principles this way, but the problem is that the practical rules for success are changing so fast that no academic can keep up. The best thing you can learn in school is how to…

LinkedIn Inks $1.5 Billion Deal for Online Education Company Lynda

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Image credit:Lynda.com | Facebook Back when he was in college, Ryan Roslansky prepared to launch his first online business, but he had no clue how to design a website. To get up to speed quick, he read one of Lynda Weinman’s crash-course web design books and it worked. Now, nearly 20 years later and in a full-circle moment, Roslanksy, LinkedIn’s head of content, announced today that LinkedIn is acquiring Wienman’s…

4 Reasons Why You’ll Never Be a Millionaire, and How You Can Change That

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Image credit:Chris Potter | Flickr Reader Resource Get the working capital your business needs–learn more about Entrepreneur Lending, powered by CAN Capital » Relaxing vacations on the French Riviera, huge donations to your favorite charity and an early retirement. These are the kinds of things people think of when they hear the word “millionaire.” It’s unlikely you’ll ever experience that. Sorry. Unless, of course, you can overcome the following four roadblocks stopping you…

Why You Should Strive to Be a Lifelong Learner

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Image credit:-DiMiTRi- | Flickr Many people wonder what they can do to become well-rounded and competitive while increase their rate of success. An often overlooked yet simple way to improve is to increase your knowledge by being a self-starter. Traditional, structured education is very important, yet much success is derived from highly motivated individuals that have dedicated their lives to the concept of lifelong learning. These individuals prioritize the creation of time in their busy lives each day…

Computers Are Probably Making Us Nearsighted

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Image credit:unsplash My job requires that I spend a lot of time staring at a computer. Nearsighted since middle school, all this screen time has sharply intensified my vision problems. Without contacts or glasses the world is increasingly fuzzy: From a distance traffic lights, which once resembled crushed Skittles, now look more like fireworks. I'm not alone in the blurriness. According to new research from Kings College London, nearsightedness – the inability…

4 Issues the 2016 Presidential Candidates Should Prioritize

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Image credit:Shutterstock It is still early in the 2016 race for the White House, but the battles have already started to rage — mostly with the pundits. And thanks to Donald Trump, the larger-than-life reality-show-celebrity-turned-presidential hopeful who is leading in two newsworthy categories — the Iowa Republican Presidential Caucus and number of ways to offend the general population — we have no shortage of campaign news to follow. While Trump will almost certainly…

What the Death of My Teacher and Friend Taught Me About Mentorship

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Image credit:Shutterstock My mentor died this week. I say Bob Cole "died" because he would have wanted it written that way. "He didn't 'pass away' or 'go to his maker,'" Cole once explained to our journalism class back at Trenton State College in the early 1990s. "The motherf–ker died." To this day, every journalist who has ever suffered under me as their editor knows to use "died" in their writing. And none…

Yes, You Can Be Creative in Franchising

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This story appears in the August 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » “Our emphasis is on creativity and imagination,” says Dawna Kelly, a Detroit-area Abrakadoodle franchisee. “You don’t have to draw your tree like my tree; the sky is not always blue.”  She’s talking about the Sterling, Va.-based company’s approach to teaching art to kids, but the philosophy fits her approach to business, too. Kelly, who runs the venture with her husband, Al, began…